nature itinerary in the Esporles stream

enabling the section between the Camí de Passatemps and the Sóller road; 2011

The idea is to open a pedestrian itinerary associated with the riverbed, in an abandoned area, unused and full of garbage. The intervention is based on the management of the vegetation and the compaction of the ground along a strip of about 90 cm wide that marks the route. We maintain the native vegetation and other non-infective species that enhance wildlife and have rural landscape interest. At the same time, we propose to plant Quercus x cerrioides and Ulmus minor, to end up forming a riparian forest, which is the climax vegetation of the place.

Along the route, we project a few points with some singular elements: entrance ramp and exit staircase, a walkway between riversides, and stay area with blocks of local sandstone to sit on.

The itinerary is adapted to the existing topography, runs according to the section through one or another part of the watercourse, and is designed in such a way that it is compatible with the periodic floods of the stream.

Coauthors: Pere Bennàssar, landscape designer and Antoni Martínez, ecologist.
Promoter, Balearic Agency for water and environmental quality (ABAQUA)